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Ketamine for Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment

While once known only for its status as an FDA-approved anesthetic, ketamine has, in recent years, made a new name for itself in modern medicine. Some doctors are now calling it one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of depression and other conditions like chronic pain.

When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, IV ketamine treatments can bring about relief in up to 80% of patients who suffer from symptoms of chronic pain.

Read more to learn more about how Advanced Wellness and Pain in Peoria, AZ can help relieve your symptoms and give you the resources you need.

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How Does Ketamine Help with Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that gives an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs, often because staying stationary brings about an uncomfortable sensation. This feeling can last hours or even days, and can occur while standing, sitting, or lying down.

Scientists believe that the main cause of Restless Leg Syndrome is an overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine works by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter. Thus, ketamine aids in decreasing the overall activity of NMDA, which in turn reduces symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome.

Schedule an appointment today with Advanced Wellness and Pain to see if we can help you restore some quality back into your life by utilizing Ketamine for Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment.

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